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    Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

    494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
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    07/09/2017 07/10/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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          Reviewed June 26, 2014

          I've stayed for a week at the Green Tortoise Hostel. I've met some great travellers. The location, in Little Italy, is very great. Free breakfast every day, free food 3 times a week and a lot of different activities. A little bit noisy in the...More

          Thank Elise B
          Reviewed June 25, 2014

          I had a wonderful stay there. Good vibes, good staff, good people, good experience. A bit pricey but well, you are in San Francisco and lots of free things are included in the price (breakfast and 3 dinners a week and a lot more). Just...More

          Thank MichaelTramp
          Response from GreenTortoise, Front Office Manager at Green Tortoise Hostel - San FranciscoResponded June 26, 2014

          Thanks for this review. While San Francisco can be a pricey urban center The Green Tortoise likes to ensure that we've got you covered with free breakfasts every morning, free dinners three times a week, free wifi and computers to use in our computer lounge,...More

          Reviewed June 23, 2014

          This is a great place. As a 30-year-old woman traveling alone I felt very welcomed and safe. Free breakfast was really high quality and such a welcome perk when traveling. All hostel staff were very helpful and respectful. A friendly, safe, welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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          Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

          This place is tops! I recommend all over the world to visit if in sf. This really is what hosteling should be like. The ball room is amazing. Central to everything in sf. Last time Iwas there, there was free dinners and drinks, met the...More

          Thank backp7
          Reviewed June 15, 2014

          You can really tell this hostel has been running for years, everything is well organised and run. There is free breakfast every morning including bagels, porridge, eggs and fresh fruit. There was also free dinner Monday/Wednesday/Friday - during our stay we had curry, carbonara with...More

          Thank Chatterboxmegan
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          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Multilingual Staff
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          • $53 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
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          • 40
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          • North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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          North Beach / Telegraph Hill
          The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
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          Daniella C
          Hi, I red that you Guys have a deal with a shuttle service that takes you from the airport to the hostel. If so what's the name and how do we book it? THANKYOU in advance for any advice
          October 15, 2015|
          Response from GreenTortoise | Property representative |
          Hi there, We work with a company called Airport Express. When you land at SFO you can call them or just find them and they will drive you here for $10. If you book ahead of time it's $17. To return to SFO we can book you... More
          Hi -your place looks great, but we're doing a road trip and couldn't spot parking mentioned. Do you have any spaces or is there a car park nearby? Thanks
          July 26, 2015|
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          Response from GreenTortoise | Property representative |
          Hi, Thanks for looking us over. We do have a car park that we recommend they do a $10 discount for hostel guests so it ends up being $20 for a twenty four hour period beginning at 12 noon each day, this is for a regular... More
          Hi, Is it still easy to get a shuttle to the hostel after 10pm-11pm at night? my flight doesn't arrive until 10pm and could be more around 11pm when I get through customs. How much is the bike rental, and would I be able to check one out early enough in the morning to cycle to the golden gate for the sunrise? Thanks
          May 31, 2015|
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          Response from GreenTortoise | Property representative |
          Hey there, Yes, once you exit the terminal, there will shuttle services there and they can take you directly to the hostel. We have a partnership with a local bike shop and it's $21 for a 24 hour rental. We have 24 hour... More
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